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West Steak and Seafood

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4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits) (Cannon/Avenida Encinias)
+1 760-930-9100
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Since opening our doors in December 2005, West Steak and Seafood in...
Since opening our doors in December 2005, West Steak and Seafood in Carlsbad has become a favored dining venue. The secret, a desire to simply make you happy…Our intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team, make West Steak and Seafood, Carlsbad’s most sought after reservation. At West, we provide the highest quality of prime steaks, chops, and seafood prepared to your taste. Enjoy a healthy “farm to table” experience with fresh vegetables picked daily from Chef’s local garden. Treat yourself to our “Dinner in the Bar” menu to celebrate the sealing of a deal or to simply indulge…when only the best will do.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Steak, Cocktails and Service

I've been here twice. It is expensive. The steak is on par with some of the best I've had. Cocktails are great, and it is the best service that I've ever had in a restaurant. It has a good contemporary yet warm atmosphere. The bar area is smallish, and you can drinks and appetizers here for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
carlsbadca
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Carlsbad, California
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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200 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Carlsbad, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I've been here twice. It is expensive. The steak is on par with some of the best I've had. Cocktails are great, and it is the best service that I've ever had in a restaurant. It has a good contemporary yet warm atmosphere. The bar area is smallish, and you can drinks and appetizers here for a good price during... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We live in Carlsbad and stop at West at least every two weeks for their wonderful happy hour. It starts at 4:30 and on Mondays they have martini Monday. Your martini only costs six dollars. The bar menu is absolutely fabulous! I ordered the filet mignon and the wedge salad. You cannot go wrong with that choice. My husband had... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ideal setting to host your business of social function if you are seeking a more formal setting with too quality fresh food prepared as it should be. Comfortable room and excellent service to match. Pricey,

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Carlsbad, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good location near Carlsbad Car Country and Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Nice atmosphere, great service and food.

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Carlsbad, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We love taking friends and family to the West Steakhouse, the food is always delicious and beautifully presented. Of course our dear friend Eddie has been the General Manager since it opened, so it's a treat to see his smiling face when we arrive. They also have one of the best Happy Hours in Town, especially if you like Martini's.

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San Diego, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

West steakhouse is the best steakhouse in all of San Diego. I would even put it a notch above Flemings, Ruth Chris, or Donovan's. West steakhouse is a hidden gem. The staff is wonderful, The food is great and the prices are not too high. Having lived in Carlsbad for 15 years we are certainly lucky to have a fine... More 

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Tustin, California, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wow! Service was impeccable, food was awesome and martini was perfect. Will definitely return. A true find in Carlsbad. Scores a 5.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We were staying at the west inn and suites which is a fantastic place to stay and my youngest wanted cheesecake so I thought I would pop over and get some takeout. My amaretto sour which is the easiest in the world to make was terrible. The cheesecake and crime brûlée were good not great but tiny portions for the... More 

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Carlsbad, California
Top Contributor
369 reviews 369 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Two couples visited West for a Wednesday evening Happy Hour dining experience. We took our seats at a bar-height table in the lounge area. Our server, Katelynn, was prompt, friendly and courteous. The West Steak and Seafood Restaurant is an upper scale establishment and the décor fits that description. We got our cocktails in good order. The Happy Hour prices... More 

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Vista, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This was a great place to spend New Year's Eve - very romantic. The place was decorated for the event and was very festive. We had a reservation, but arrived early and they were able to seat us right away. Food was incredible! I had Chilean Sea Bass and it was probably one of the best things I've ever tasted.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits)
    (Cannon/Avenida Encinias)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-930-9100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Since opening our doors in December 2005, West Steak and Seafood in Carlsbad has become a favored dining venue. The secret, a desire to simply make you happy…Our intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team, make West Steak and Seafood, Carlsbad’s most sought after reservation. At West, we provide the highest quality of prime steaks, chops, and seafood prepared to your taste. Enjoy a healthy “farm to table” experience with fresh vegetables picked daily from Chef’s local garden. Treat yourself to our “Dinner in the Bar” menu to celebrate the sealing of a deal or to simply indulge…when only the best will do.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?